USA: GDEB Secures Virginia-Class Repair Parts Order


Electric Boat Corp.,  a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (GDEB), has been granted an $11. 9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for continued procurement and manufacturing of onboard repair parts to be loaded onto Virginia-class submarines upon delivery.

Designed by Electric Boat, the Virginia-class is being constructed jointly between Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News in Virginia.

Displacing approximately 7,800 tons with a length of 370 feet, Virginia-class is longer but lighter than its predecessor, the Seawolf-class of submarines.

The Virginia-class submarine program provides the Navy with the capabilities required to dominate both the open ocean and the littorals.

Last month, General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $208.6 million contract  from the U.S. Navy to buy long lead-time material for three Virginia-class submarines.

The Navy authorized Electric Boat to start construction of two submarines per year beginning in 2011.

Under the contract modification, work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by February 2017.

Naval Today Staff, August 16, 2013